Bégon (36)

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Origin and History

no information found

During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:

  • no information found

Service during the War

In the summer and autumn of 1759, the frigate was part of Thurot's squadron which was blockaded in the harbour of Dunkerque by a British squadron under the command of Commodore William Boys. In October, Boys' squadron was driven from his station by a gale. On October 15 at 5:00 PM, Thurot seized the opportunity, slipped out through a thick fog and made to the northward. He then sailed for Ostend, then to Göteborg in Sweden, partly to procure stores, and partly, no doubt, to baffle pursuit or observation. There he remained for 19 days, going next to Bergen in Norway. On her way thither, the frigate was so damaged in a gale as to be obliged to abandon the expedition and to return to France.

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 36
Gundeck 24 x 8-pdr (probably)
Quarterdeck 4 x 12-pdr (probably)
Forecastle 8 x 4-pdr (probably)
Crew no information found
Length no information found
Width no information found
Depth no information found
Displacement no information found

References

N.B.: the section Service during the War is derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.